When it comes to creating glowy, Hollywood glamour, no one does it quite like Charlotte Tilbury. Her 20-year-long career as a makeup artist has seen her work with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr and Nicole Kidman. She did Amal Clooney’s wedding day makeup and she’s famous in the world of beauty for sleeping in a “night eye”. (That’s a full-on smokey eye to you and me; rumour has it, her husband has never seen her without makeup on).
Charlotte Tilbury just dropped a new magic serum that racked up an 8,000-person waiting list
It was back in 2013 that she launched her long-awaited namesake beauty line, in a bid to share the bombshell glam-inducing products that her celebrity clients adored. As expected, the entire range was centred around glowing skin, shimmery eyes, inclusive formulas and kissable lips – and it has proven a winning formula.
So winning, in fact, that she managed to sell her eponymous line last week, in a deal which could’ve valued the company at £1 billion – only seven years after its founding. That’s no mean feat. Charlotte personally owned somewhere between 50 and 75% of the brand until she signed the deal with Puig – a Barcelona-based company that owns the likes of Paco Rabanne, Jean Paul Gaultier and Nina Ricci. They are rumoured to have fought off bids from L’Oreal, Unilever and Shideido. The Tilbury effect is in demand. But fear not! The products we know and love remain the same.
I tried Charlotte Tilbury’s new Glowgasm range and it gave me the glowiest cheeks of my life
Whether you’ve never tried anything from the brand (where have you been?) or you’re a veteran CT fan wondering what to try next, today is your lucky day. Why? Charlotte has revealed the 11 best selling products from her entire portfolio to inspire your next order. Ask any Charlotte Tilbury fan what their favourite product is, and the Matte Revolution lipstick in Pillow Talk is bound to come up – so it’s no surprise it appears in the list. The Filmstar Bronze and Glow shares a similar cult status thanks to it’s ability to create a natural, face-sculpting contour. More recently, there’s the Magic Serum Crystal Elixir which racked up an impressive 8,000-person wait list. It costs £60 but 93% of the women who tried it said their skin looked younger, more glowy and hydrated.
Hallelujah! The Charlotte Tilbury collection that had a 25,000-strong waiting list and sold out within days is back in stock